87CGT Top strut bearings/mounts

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Mon Nov 10 17:03:53 PST 2008

On those cas, the top strut bearings were made of paper mache.

I saw them die as early as 30,000 miles. awful. The bearing breaks  
down, but as I recall 9 this is going way back) the metal adn  rubber  
surround de-laminates allowing the original play.

As I also recall, Blau, and others, sold HD units from the Ur-Q. Get  

On Nov 10, 2008, at 6:24 PM, rob wrote:

>   Hi Listers,
>     I've been replacing the CV boots on my 87 CGT in readiness for  
> the annual test. While doing that I realised that with the car  
> jacked up by the front subframe crossmember there is considerable  
> horizontal slop in the strut top mounts. I assume this is not  
> normal. There is also vertical play.
>   Could someone give me a quick run down on what is the usual  
> failure mode and what is liable to need replacing, as I've not had  
> these apart before.
>     Thanks in advance
>      Rob.
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